David West

(LISW-CP)

About Me

During my clinical career I've had the opportunity to work with a variety of people struggling in many different types of relationships. I've been fortunate to help people improve their relationships with spouses, partners, and children/parents as well as help some of those people find the strength and courage to walk away from unhealthy relationships. In my relationship counseling I make it a top priority for each participant to identify what they see as being the best goals for the relationship. I ensure all members of the relationship feel heard and I have no issues telling an individual if they are being unfair or stepping on boundaries. I make boundaries one of the most important aspects of my relationship counseling. I enjoy helping the members of the relationship identify not only clear, but realistic boundaries and expectations for the relationships. Along with boundaries, safety is just as important in relationships and if a relationship is unsafe to any participant I will do what is required to ensure safety is maintained.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder
Years of Experience: 6

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LISW #10894 (Expires: 2020-12-01)


Reviews

Written by J.E. on Sep 11, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I appreciate that he listens and responds fairly and honestly. He doesn’t just take one person’s side. I felt he allowed me to vent without cutting me off and asked quality and thought-provoking questions.

Written by A.L. on Sep 08, 2020 after counseling with David for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

David is very thoughtful and encouraging in his approach. He’s shows great empathy and understanding, which makes me feel I’m not certifiably “crazy.” He helps you dig to realize why you feel and react the way you do, and how to address the situation next time with the proper tools and mindset.

Written by T.O. on Aug 25, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

He is knowledgeable and helping us

Written by D.A. on May 16, 2020 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

David is straight forward and really allowed us the room to do the work.

Written by C.A. on May 12, 2020 after counseling with David for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

He’s really amazing at what he does.

Written by J.A. on Apr 02, 2020 after counseling with David for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning relationship

David does a great job and keeps in touch.

Written by L.I. on Jan 01, 2020 after counseling with David for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

My wife and I have had an extremely positive experience working with Charles. He has given us some great ideas on how to work on our relationship with our kids and each other. The convenience of meeting on-line has been the only way we could have counseling together and Charles is extremely accommodating of our crazy schedule. We would recommend him to anyone that needed someone to talk to.

Written by K.A. on Oct 14, 2019 after counseling with David for 6 months on issues concerning relationship

Very helpful, gives educated recommendations, truly caring.

Written by S.T. on Sep 24, 2019 after counseling with David for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

David has been a huge help during my transition from an abusive relationship. He has given me valuable insight into the ways our minds can work in these trying times, and this has helped me greatly in regaining my emotional footing. Forever grateful.

Written by I.A. on Jun 19, 2019 after counseling with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

David is great

Written by S.T. on Jun 07, 2019 after counseling with David for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

David listens and takes in everything that’s being said. He has helped us communicate our feelings better. He is very straight forward when necessary and he’s not afraid to say, “you’re being a bit dramatic.” (Which is very much appreciated.) I would highly recommend David to anyone with counseling needs!

Written by D.A. on Jan 08, 2019 after counseling with David for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

David has been a blessing to my relationship. My fiance and I are destined to be together- as much as I am destined to sabotage it! David has helped us both re-define our communication skills and methods to better identify what the real issues are, underneath all the petty stuff. Highly recommend!

Written by E.R. on Dec 26, 2018 after counseling with David for 6 days on issues concerning relationship

We had a great start. Very positive and accommodating so far. I am a very positive person but we have a lot to learn from him. Looking forward to our future sessions.

Written by J.O. on Oct 17, 2018 after counseling with David for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

He's wonderful. I don't feel like he's ever taking sides or giving one person more attention or an upper hand advantage. He helps you to understand all aspects of communication, not just the ones you and your partner identify with and he's able to move the conversations along without completely steering you in a direction. It's like healthy confrontation without being in a confrontational environment at all.